Mariners Quilt Guild


Taking a stab at hand-stitching

Barb Robson prefers the stab stitch to the familiar running stitch

Barb Robson prefers the stab stitch to the familiar running stitch

Barb Robson returned to Mariners to give a hands-on demonstration of stab stitching on April 23. This is a technique of hand-stitching that involves making one stitch at a time. It’s an alternative to the running stitch familiar to many quilters. As well as showing how stab stitching is done, Barb shared her tricks – techniques for threading needles, favourite threads, marking pens and frame (a Q-Snap frame), as well as using needle nose pliers for pulling stubborn needles. We were fortunate, because in showing us examples of her hand stitched quilts from the past 35 years, Barb gave us a mini trunk show. Continue reading

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